BUENOS AIRES – A minimum of 67 have died after heavy rains hit Petropolis within the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, authorities mentioned Wednesday.
The dying toll from floods and landslides consists of 22 males, 37 ladies and eight youngsters, in response to a report by Brazilia’s G1.
Fifty-four homes had been destroyed and 370 individuals are being housed in shelters.
Additionally, 400 firefighters are taking part in search and rescue efforts within the area however authorities haven’t but decided the variety of lacking individuals.
Rio de Janeiro state Governor Claudio Castro mentioned the state of affairs resembled “struggle,” as automobiles had been hanging from poles and the streets had been stuffed with mud and water.
Authorities mentioned Tuesday that Petropolis noticed precipitation in six hours for your complete month of February.
Greater than 900 individuals died in a flooding tragedy within the metropolis in 2011 and greater than 100 individuals went lacking. (Anadolu)